Steamed rice is a staple of Vietnamese cuisine. It’s best made with a rice cooker, an appliance every Vietnamese person owns, but you can also make it in a nonstick saucepan. It’s quite easy. To make light, fluffy, and perfectly cooked rice, use a 1-to-1 ratio for the rice and water. If you are making rice on a stovetop, you will need a bit more water as it will evaporate more quickly than in a rice cooker.